Next to each other

No, this photo from Costas Andreou was not photoshopped. Costas has a 560 mm photo lens and after the photo was taken it looks like Mount Athos lies very close to a part of Skopelos on the north east side.

(photo Costas Andreou)



The water that flows from the spring above Stafylos beach is blocked by sand. All the water flows down the steps which makes the steps leading to the beach very slippery and dangerous. I have mentioned it to Mrs. Klonaris at the mayor’s office and she said somebody will go down there and have a look what can be done.

I went down to have a look this morning and saw that the drain for the water was opened again and the water flows down the hill instead of on the steps. The sand that was taken out of the drain will be taken away also. When I spoke to Mrs. Klonaris she told me that she appreciates comments and observations from the public so “problems” can be fixed.

It seems that Mr.Yannourakos has also tried to unblock the drain from the spring just a couple of days ago. What has been done by who is not clear. Thank you all!


I believe strongly in not only commenting on things that are wrong but also taking an effort to communicate with the mayor’s office and this way also being part of the solution.

Whilst visiting the village of Old Klima I remembered again how beautiful it is and how wonderful it is to walk there and not have cars passing by all the time. Maybe an idea for a couple of streets in Skopelos village? Many people were busy painting, building and generally maintaining the houses. There were of course still many houses that need to be bought and renovated. Old Klima is worth a visit any day and if you have time walk down to Loutraki on the beautiful donkey path/μονοπάτι!

Schedules are from the Hellenic Seaways site; https://hellenicseaways.gr/en/routes/view/36/695


Heavy machinery has started to work in the harbor where during the flood in September 2015 a part of the harbor washed away. This seems to be drilling equipment.

Gone fishing

I am out of the office until the 5th of March.